Curric goals + Web 2.0 = Engaged Learning


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Curric goals + Web 2.0 = Engaged Learning

  1. 1. Curriculum Goals + Web 2.0 = Engaged Learning Social Studies Language Arts Science Math Welcome! Please go to and see “BEFORE WE BEGIN”
  2. 2. Web 2.0: What is it? <ul><li>Applications you can run in a browser </li></ul><ul><li>No software needs to be installed </li></ul><ul><li>You can access from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis, blogs, social networks, document sharing, shared multimedia </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How is it relevant to education? <ul><li>Accessible from various locations and devices </li></ul><ul><li>Highly customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Highly collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
  4. 5. What does the research say? <ul><li>Web 2.0 tools develop real-world skills of collaboration, teamwork, and reflection [Horizon Report; Richardson] </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative online environments will reach mainstream adoption in K-12 schools in one year or less [Horizon K-12 Report, 2009] </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces has given away more than 270,000 wikis to educators [Wikispaces, 2010] </li></ul><ul><li>Blocking and filtering present challenges to schools [Horizon Report; Richardson] </li></ul>
  5. 6. Research on the Engagement Gap <ul><li>Indiana University’s High School Survey of Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>67% students report being bored in school every day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>82% are bored because the material isn’t interesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>41% are bored because the material isn’t relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>33% are bored because the materials is too easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27% are bored because the materials is too difficult </li></ul></ul>[ Yazzie-Mintz, Ethan, 2009]
  6. 7. Consequences <ul><li>The results of a lack of student engagement are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Below grade level performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High absenteeism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High drop out rates </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Used with permission of the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills. See for more information. 21 st Century Skills Framework
  8. 9. Used with permission of the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills. See for more information. Self-direction Collaboration Ability to use Web 2.0 tools in workplace Creativity & innovation Critical thinking Problem solving Communications Collaboration English, math, social studies, science, etc. taught in context of 21 st century skills Information literacy Media literacy ICT literacy & skills
  9. 10. Design Approaches <ul><li>Traditional design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Coverage” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity-oriented design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backward design </li></ul>[ Wiggins and McTighe, 2005] 1. Identify desired results. 2. Determine acceptable evidence. 3. Plan learning experiences and instruction.
  10. 11. Instructional goals <ul><li>What do you want students to accomplish? </li></ul><ul><li>Start there and then work back to activities and instruction. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Software and activities <ul><li>Should flow from your instructional goals </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul>Traditional (practice, notes, writing, etextbooks, etc.) Transformational (etextbooks, online courses, student-generated content) (differentiating instruction)
  12. 13. Wikis <ul><ul><li>Classroom web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student class notes or study guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advance organizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiated library of resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online course or mini-lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A wiki is a group of web pages that are quick and easy to create and edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be authored by one or many </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom uses: </li></ul>
  13. 14. Hands On <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own wiki page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick start guide on page 5 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See more classroom examples </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Blogs <ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing prompts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formative assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily assignments and notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent/community updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A blog is an online journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily authored by one person with comments by others </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom uses: </li></ul>
  15. 16. Hands On <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find blogs with Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick start guide on page 8 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See more classroom examples </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Document Sharing <ul><ul><li>Any kind of writing, individual or collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notetaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science notebooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Document sharing is a way to create and share word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations online. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be authored/viewed by one or many </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom uses: </li></ul>
  17. 18. Hands On <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own Google Doc and share with someone else </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick start guide on page 10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See more classroom examples </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Social Media Literacy <ul><li>Our students deserve the opportunity to use 21 st century learning tools and to learn the skills to use them wisely. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Persistence – This stuff doesn’t go away. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience – Everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchability and lack of privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriateness and good judgment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civility </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Wrap Up <ul><li>More Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for coming! </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Karen Fasimpaur </li></ul><ul><li>email: </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>Image credits: Slide 6 “Classroom” – Jupiter Images; Slide 10 + 11 “21 st Century Skills Framework” – Credit: Partnership for 21 st Century Skills